From a buzzy new poetry collection to a best-selling women’s fiction novel, here’s what we’re looking forward to reading this September.
Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill
Instagram poet Nikita Gill’s latest collection of poems take the traditional (and often sexist and racist) fairytales and myths many of us grew up with and give them an updated feminist spin. Gill’s first burst onto the scene when her Instagram account became extremely popular amonst poetry fans for the honesty and evocativeness of her verses.
Pre-order your copy of “Fierce Fairytales” here.
A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna
Sangu Mandanna’s upcoming “A Spark of White Fire” is an ambitious, sci-fi retelling of the Mahabharata. Mandanna’s story centers on Esmae, a young woman on a mission that pits her against her birth family. The novel, which is the first of a trilogy, draws from several Hindu mythological stories and involves a jealous uncle, an abandoned baby and an outer space setting.
You can pre-order your copy here.
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The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani
Jaya, the main character of Sejal Badani’s latest novel, is going through one of the hardest periods of her life. She is recovering from her third miscarriage and is also realizing that her marriage is slowly falling apart. Jaya then decides to do what countless others have done after a devastating breakup: she heads to India to find herself while working on a new project. As she dives into researching her grandmother’s life and begins talking with her grandmother’s former servant Ravi, she uncovers a series of family secrets and her family’s resilience through the last days of the British Raj.
Pre-order ‘The Storyteller’s Secret’ here.